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The Resource Not just roommates : cohabitation after the sexual revolution, Elizabeth H. Pleck

Not just roommates : cohabitation after the sexual revolution, Elizabeth H. Pleck

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Not just roommates : cohabitation after the sexual revolution
Title
Not just roommates
Title remainder
cohabitation after the sexual revolution
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth H. Pleck
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The late twentieth century has seen a fantastic expansion of personal, sexual, and domestic liberties in the United States. In Not Just Roommates, Elizabeth H. Pleck explores the rise of cohabitation, and the changing social norms that have allowed cohabitation to become the chosen lifestyle of more than fifteen million Americans. Despite this growing social acceptance, Pleck contends that when it comes to the law, cohabitors have been, and continue to be, treated as second-class citizens, subjected to discriminatory laws, limited privacy, a lack of political representation, and little hope for change. Because cohabitation is not a sexual identity, Pleck argues, cohabitors face the legal discrimination of a population with no group identity, no civil rights movement, no legal defense organizations, and, often, no consciousness of being discriminated against. Through in-depth research in written sources and interviews, Pleck shines a light on the emergence of cohabitation in American culture, its complex history, and its unpleasant realities in the present day"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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1945-
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Pleck, Elizabeth H.
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ803.5
LC item number
.P54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried couples
  • Unmarried couples
  • Discrimination against unmarried couples
  • Common law marriage
Label
Not just roommates : cohabitation after the sexual revolution, Elizabeth H. Pleck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-284) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Night falls in Miami Beach -- Welfare rights -- Coed facing expulsion, 1968 -- From Sheboygan to Madison -- Alternative lifestyle -- Palimony -- Mothers on trial -- Get married or move out -- Domestic partnerships -- Epilogue
Control code
756577743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[vii], 290 p., [15] p. of plates
Isbn
9780226671031
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2011043369
Other control number
40021084011
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)756577743
Label
Not just roommates : cohabitation after the sexual revolution, Elizabeth H. Pleck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-284) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Night falls in Miami Beach -- Welfare rights -- Coed facing expulsion, 1968 -- From Sheboygan to Madison -- Alternative lifestyle -- Palimony -- Mothers on trial -- Get married or move out -- Domestic partnerships -- Epilogue
Control code
756577743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[vii], 290 p., [15] p. of plates
Isbn
9780226671031
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2011043369
Other control number
40021084011
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)756577743

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